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Green Mountain: Mr. Coffee Single-Serve Recall Does Not Impact Keurig Brewers

Thursday August 30th, 2012 - 10:41AM

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., has released a statement that the company, “is aware that Sunbeam Products, Inc. (d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions, or "JCS") — in cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada — has announced a recall of the Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewing System. The announcement appears to have preceded Jarden’s announcement of a recall, which as of this writing does not appear on any of Jarden’s sites, nor on the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall website.

Green Mountain indicated that it was issuing a statement, “because there is the potential for confusion related to this matter,” and “GMCR wants to clarify that Keurig Single Serve Brewer models manufactured by or for GMCR's Keurig business unit and sold under the Keurig brand are not involved in this recall, nor are any other brewers featuring Keurig Brewed technology manufactured by JCS or any other Keurig-licensed brewer manufacturers.”

Jarden Consumer Solutions has a license from GMCR's Keurig business unit to use certain aspects of Keurig's technology to enable Mr. Coffee Single Cup brewers to use K-Cup packs. According to the recall notice, the recall involves only Mr. Coffee brewers with model numbers BVMC-KG1, BVMC-KG1-001, BVMC-KG1-044, BVMC-KG1A, BVMC-KG1A-001, BVMC-KG1-BEA, BVMC-KG1BP-PAL, BVMC-KG1-WM, BVMC-KG1-WM-001, BVMC-KG1R-001, BVMC-KG1R-006, and BVMC-KG1W-001.

According to Green Mountain, it has been determined that steam can build up in the brewing chamber of the Mr. Coffee brewer, forcing the brewing chamber to open prematurely. Green Mountain indicated that the recalled Mr. Coffee brewers incorporate some different design and construction elements than those single cup brewers manufactured by or for GMCR's Keurig business unit and sold under the Keurig brand, which are not susceptible to the issue described above that is impacting the recalled Mr. Coffee brewers.

GMCR said it does not expect the recall of Mr. Coffee brewers to impact its financial results or outlook.